Odessa Regional Medical Center reopens pediatric care unit

Odessa Regional Medical Center will reopen its pediatric care unit on Monday about a year after the space temporarily closed due the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the closure, the 16-bed unit, located on ORMC’s West Campus has been completely renovated with new, beautiful finishes and will now be staffed with a dedicated pediatric hospitalist team available to serve our patients around the clock, a news release said.

The revamped unit will offer comfortable accommodations such as private rooms and specialized medical care to ensure comfort and the highest-quality care for our region’s families.

A team of board-certified pediatricians will care for children with a wide range of illnesses. They will also provide care in other areas of the hospital including the emergency room, labor and delivery and the newborn nursery, when needed. ORMC’s pediatric hospitalists will also work with the ORMC cardiology department to offer high-tech cardiac screenings including stress tests, echocardiograms, electrocardiograms, signal averaged electrocardiograms, and event monitoring.

“At Odessa Regional Medical Center, our top priority is providing high-quality, community-based care to our patients, even under the most challenging of circumstances,” Stacey Brown, president of Odessa Regional Medical Center, said in the release. “We are proud of our hospital’s ability to adapt quickly to the pandemic. And now, as cases drop and vaccination rates tick up, we are thrilled to reopen our newly renovated pediatric unit and are ready to support Odessa as well as the surrounding communities for pediatric care.”